Thursday, December 10, 2009

End world hunger too, please

Twenty-six students were arrested at San Francisco State University before dawn on Thursday after some students barricaded themselves inside a building to protest budget cuts and tuition increases across the state’s public university system. ...

Along with indignation over budget cuts, a blog listing the protesters’ demands included forgiveness of all student loans and ending the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. With demands far beyond the purview of school administrators, negotiations with the students was nearly impossible, [university spokeswoman Ellen] Griffin said.
--Malian Wollan, NYT, on getting the most bang for your protest buck

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